James Boyd's blog
A dramatic day at the Puma Moth Worlds yesterday with Simon Payne taking the overall lead after the second race only to dismast in the third. Doh! Uber Moth designer, Andrew McDougall still leads.
The Puma Moth Worlds had their first race in Dubai yesterday in light, shifty conditions, with a win for Australian Andrew McDougall, who is also designer of the Bladerider and Mach 2.
Much anticipation here at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club for today’s first race of the Puma Moth World Championship.
Congratulations to Franck Cammas and his crew for their new record to the Horn.
Racing had to be eventually canned after a windy day on the water at the Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta with the Farr MRXs on the limit.
The ‘ultimate’ (unlimited) class in the Route du Rhum is looking set to be pretty damned exciting – from the initial sole entry of Thomas Coville’s Sodebo, there is now Fran
Skandia Team GBR has been the most successful sailing team at the last three Olympic Games – which means that it is just a matter of time before someone comes along to topple it.
A busy weekend lies ahead with the RYA Dinghy Show in north London and also the Solo Racing Festival in Southampton on Saturday - at two opposite ends of the racing spectrum.
The Groupama 3 crew must have been crossing themselves as they passed New Zealand where their maxi-tri folded up beneath them two years ago.
Today is significant for two reasons.